‘Designated Survivor’ Episode Guide (Oct. 26): Kirkman’s Attempt at Diplomacy Fails

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‘Designated Survivor’ Episode Guide (Oct. 26): Kirkman’s Attempt at Diplomacy Fails

“The Mission” (10/26/16) – Realizing his attempts at diplomacy with Algeria have failed, President Kirkman makes the difficult decision of sending Navy SEALs on a mission that will define his presidency.

Meanwhile, as the investigation into the Capitol bombing continues, Agent Hannah Wells discovers more secrets than answers, on ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT).

“The Mission” was written by Sang Kyu Kim & Michael Russell Gunn. Paul Edwards was the director.

“The Enemy” was written by Dana Ledoux Miller & Jon Harmon Feldman. Paul Edwards is the director.

Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland (“24”) returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.

“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Maggie Q as Hannah Watts, Kal Penn as Seth Wheeler, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as James Ritter, and Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman.

“Designated Survvor” is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is creator and executive producer. In addition to Guggenheim, the series is executive produced by Simon Kinberg, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, and Aditya Sood. Paul McGuigan directed the pilot episode.

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